Category Archives: ornaments

more Christmas card shadow boxes

This past week, I listed some new Christmas card shadow boxes to my Etsy shop. Santa and the Snowman I use Christmas cards for the picture in the background, make a box from the card, and use the space to add embellishments, including artificial foliage, bottle brush trees, figurines, etc. Frosty Most of the […]

new spool ornaments

I finished a few more spool ornaments. I plan to take proper pictures and post the ornaments to Etsy today. How do you feel about snow like the red one has? Yes, please? Or, no, I like them better without? The bead stars I used on my previous spool ornaments were blue like on the […]

spool ornaments

I noticed on Pinterest that my spool ornaments, and the tutorial for the same, get a lot of pins. Since they are popular, I decided to make some for my Etsy shop ChristmasNotebook. BTW, here’s the link to the tutorial: ornament tutorial: bottle brush tree on a wooden spool If you make any, I’d love […]

latest listings

I listed two new shadow boxes and two decoupaged ornaments in my Etsy shop today. The shadow boxes were fun. Here’s one with a snowman. I like the turquoise and silver foil background. I call this one “Christmas in the Country.” Toy Store Peace You can see more pictures of these in my Etsy shop […]

three new Christmas shadow boxes

Since opening my Etsy shop, ChristmasNotebook, I have enjoyed watching the views add up. I sold one of the listed Putz houses and am grateful for that! I had only one Christmas shadow box listed and it has been favorited more times than anything else in the shop. So I decided I’d better make a […]

visit my new Etsy store!

I have often been told that I should open an Etsy shop, so I have taken the leap and done so! You can visit me here: ChristmasNotebook on Etsy I have several different kinds of Christmas items for sale. My personal favorites are the Putz houses. I have nine of those listed. More to come […]

soldered nativity ornaments

The past few days I have been working on seventeen soldered nativity ornaments. I enjoy the entire process. I finished the soldering today and will add the dangles in a day or so. I appreciate all the Christmas cards people have shared with me. I am making good use of them! Christmas cards and all […]

new decoupage ornaments

I worked on decoupaged ornaments today. I have a Ziploc bag full of Christmas cards that I think would be good for this method. Today, I pulled out three of them and made these ornaments. This is the front of the ornament I call “Let it Snow.” And the back… The Christmas card I used […]

decoupaged Christmas ornaments

This week I made two new decoupaged ornaments. These are made with pictures from Christmas cards. The first one is a city scene with a couple pulling a sled piled with gifts. This is the front… …and the back. The second one has dogs and cats on it. These pictures came from two different Christmas […]

a few shadow boxes and diorama ornaments from the past week

I have been using Christmas cards that were kindly shared with me to make some new shadow boxes and diorama ornaments. Following are a few of them. Note: the pictures don’t give a good sense of scale. These ornaments range in size from two inches to three and a half inches. Tutorial for shadow boxes […]